Toddler’s Bookstart Week

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Hundreds of young children will have the opportunity to visit their local library as part of children’s book week from June 9-13.

The library service, in partnership with local children’s centres, will be organising songs, stories and toddler friendly crafts on the theme of ‘My Hero’.

This event is suitable for young children aged 6 months to 3 years.

Coun Val Tyler, portfolio holder for community infrastructure and culture said “It is really important that children are encouraged to read from a very young age. Families are also encouraged to use one of the best free resources on their doorstep – their library. I would encourage all young families, grand parents and carers to go down to their library.”

The Bookstart Bear Club is a fun and engaging, free club for all babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers and their families, run by Booktrust in partnership with libraries throughout the country. It opens up an exciting world for children and their parents / carers to explore stories, books and rhymes together.

Each child has their own personal Bear Club passport, and collects stamps for book-related activities. Eventually they can win 10 certificates, the last being the Gold Certificate.

Northumberland Libraries are currently stocked with thousands of free books, e books and audiobooks specifically for children as well as a large collection of DVDs that can be borrowed for a small fee.

Events take place at Wooler library on June 11 from 10am to 11am and Berwick library on June 13 from 2pm to 2.45pm.

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